Passengers evacuated from Alton Towers Oblivion ride after breaking down at highest point

Passengers have been escorted off Alton Towers’ Oblivion roller coaster after getting trapped at the highest point of the ride.

Video taken by an onlooker shows the terrified group being escorted down to safety from the ride after breaking down at the Staffordshire theme park.

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A spokesperson from Alton Towers said: ‘This afternoon Oblivion stopped after a sensor on the ride detected a minor technical fault.

‘The ride performed exactly as it is designed to do. In line with our well-rehearsed procedures, guests were assisted from the ride.

‘At no point was guest safety compromised.’

Oblivion is located close to the Smiler ride, on which two teenage girls lost a leg and 14 further people were injured in an accident in 2015.

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